Back in 1972, the Chamber of Commerce in Metropolis, Illinois persuaded both DC Comics and the Illinois House of Representatives to declare that Metropolis was the bona fide "hometown" of Superman even though he was born on Krypton and was raised in Smallville. The fiber glass statue of Superman in the Metropolis town square carries the famous legend at its base, "Truth, Justice, and The American Way."
In July, when a new Superman Returns movie comes out from Warner Brothers, the phrase will be replaced, this is not a joke, by the line read by actor Frank Langella playing the part of The Daily Planet editor Perry White: "Truth, Justice, and all that stuff." The great filmmaker and American patriot Jack Warner, co-founder of Warner Brothers, will be spinning in his grave tonight if he is not already. This is an unbelievably sad commentary on the ultra Left Wing values of Hollywood in 2006 vs. the values of most Americans. The screen writers are quoted at length in today's Washington Post.